TV Casting News
Seth Rogen Is Mindy's First Kiss on The Mindy Project
After appearing together in the upcoming comedy This Is the End, Seth Rogen and Mindy Kaling will share the screen for the Feb. 19 episode of The Mindy Project. Rogen plays Sam, a grown-up dork who nabbed Mindy's first kiss at a Jewish summer camp when they were teens. It's always nice to see huge Hollywood stars return to their humble TV roots; no matter how famous he becomes, Rogen will always be his crabby Freaks and Geeks character Ken Miller in my eyes.
Seth Rogen (AP)
Jekyll and Hyde Thriller Do No Harm Gains James Cromwell
Any project is made infinitely more watchable with the addition of the wonderful James Cromwell. The current American Horror Story: Asylum actor has landed a three-episode stint on NBC's Jekyll and Hyde-style series Do No Harm, starring Steven Pasquale as a surgeon with a devilish alternate personality. Cromwell plays a mentor to the lead character, "who may or may not have his best interests at heart." In other words, he's one bad dude. Do No Harm debuts on Thursday, Jan. 31.
James Cromwell (AP)
Sarah Michelle Gellar Circling Parenting Sitcom
Unfortunately for Sarah Michelle Gellar, none of her post-Buffy projects (including the recently cancelled CW drama Ringer) have taken off. But the actress is searching for greener pastures, with her eyes set on an untitled half-hour comedy, following parents as they act out while the kids are away from home. Is this the project that will help Gellar shed the image of Buffy, or will she forever be pictured with a stake in her hand?
Sarah Michelle Gellar (AP)
Speaking of actresses whose careers haven't quite risen to the occasion, Anna Faris is trying her hand at primetime with the lead role in the upcoming CBS multi-cam sitcom Mom. Faris plays a single mom who has kicked her drinking habit and moved to the Napa Valley in the new project from producer Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory). With none of her film roles exactly catapulting her to stardom (see: The House Bunny, What's Your Number?), Faris might find herself right at home on one of Lorre's brainless time-wasters.
Anna Faris (AP)